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  1. Finally... Someone with an opinion! 🙂
  2. This is what I did and it feels good so far... I'm going with Canon mount, full frame to the degree that I can in getting lenses and using cheap, dumb adaptors to the MFT P4K. This lets me use my existing Canon lens as well as pick up inexpensive manual focus 35mm lenses. Getting full frame lenses with Canon mounts will let me use these on, for example, an Ursa Mini Pro when/if I move further up the G.A.S. chain. Or I can rent one for a project and already have lenses. When I have some additional cash, I'll get the speed booster. That way each lens serves double duty based on whether I use the booster or not (20mm lens can act as 20 or 40). If I were starting over, and going down this path, I'd go to Canon's refurbished site and get a T7i with the 18-135 lens for around $750.
  3. Sam - I didn't go the film school route but got involved with some filmmakers several years ago, learned what I could, shoot a couple of my own shorts, and continue to learn. I bought & shot with a refurbished Canon T3i and a refurbished kit 18-135 lens. They are still quite capable of making movies... and the movies would be better in better hands than mine but that's the continuing to learn aspect kicking in. I decided I wanted a better camera and one that would serve be well in my continuing education as well as producing a better image. Rather than going the route of one of the mirrorless DSLR options with auto focus & other bells & whistles of a photography camera that also takes video. I got (after much waiting) the BMPCC4K. To get by on lenses, I got some dumb adaptors so I could use my Canon lens as well as some Nikon lenses i had from 35mm film days. I also spent $150 on a pair of Olympus MFT mount kit lenses. That was basically all I needed to do a ton of practicing. You can do something along those lines for under 2K. The P4K is likely gonna serve you well for a long time and you can expand as your needs & resources allow. I'm getting rid of those Olympus kit lenses and have been able to acquire a couple of (used) Rokinon Cine DS lenses. I recently got a Smallrig cage (putting together a kit over time) and a 1TB external drive (SSD cards don't work well if you wanna try BRAW and really limit your capacity). I also got a pair of extra batteries. Between the external drive, and several batteries, I can shoot for a couple hours. I do lust for a speed booster, external battery of some sort, more kit, more lenses, better tripod,... but these can wait until I really _need_ them and have some resources to get them. I started under 2K between the P4K, some dumb adaptors, and a couple of cheap lenses. And the P4K is pretty amazing and I can grow into it rather than bottom fishing for a camera & stuff that I'll want to dump in 6 months to get some decent gear. I've got decent gear now & am looking forward on expanding. My 2 cents 🙂
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolex - " The single lens port H-16 M(arine) was made in conjunction with the first underwater housing." I hadn't seen reference previously to what the M stands for on one on my Bolex http://www.bolexcollector.com/cameras/h16m.html Is this accurate? Does the M stand for Marine?
  5. Duane - I sent you a PM. I live not too far from you, have several Bolex, and would be willing to make the short drive to give you a hands on look if that would be helpful
  6. and i think not run it faster than 24fps without film?
  7. I'm gonna need to get a bigger drone 😐
  8. US peep here. I pre-ordered at B&H when they were first announced. I finally cancelled in early December as it was still back ordered and I heard that Adorama had them. Nope. I was back ordered there too. As I have a reason to go with B&H when I can, I cancelled the Adorama order after a few weeks and placed an order with B&H again around the first of the year... and I'm still back ordered. If anyone would be able to direct me to somewhere in the US that has it actually in stock, I'd cancel my B&H order in a heartbeat and get it elsewhere. This isn't a knock against B&H or even BM. On my budget, it's a major investment and I've been looking forward to upgrading from my T3i for awhile.
  9. I'm actually at peace with having a BMPCC4K on backorder for a couple of months. I was was wanting to upgrade from my Canon T3i (and still want to) but decided to pay attention to the saying that the best camera for you is the one that you have. Initially, I (mentally) put projects on hold because I didn't have my new camera. Hey with that! I have a camera and will keep shooting with it until I have something better. In the mean time, I'm still able to improve as a filmmaker.
  10. Sorry about the name. No offense intended. But I do find it a bit... overly protective? that someone who doesn't know me feels the need to protect me from potentially blowing $15. Yesterday, I spent $200 for a bit of original music for a short. I frequently pick up drink or dinner tabs for past (or potential) cast or crew. I bought a Bolex EL off of eBay for goodness sake. I'll see your Emmy ambition & raise it. Tom Lombard gonna win an Oscar before I'm done Crete, Nebraska https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7638804/ can't embed but... vimeo.com/user88322235
  11. Dick - I'll turn 68 in a month. I've had my share of rejections and learned that the only way to avoid them is to stop trying. Grow up and prepare yourself to hear someone else named for that Emmy. If it's your name, good on you. And congrats!
  12. My first short was around 18 pages and we shot it in a (short) day. And it looked like it :(
  13. I just submitted :) I spent a wonderful couple of weeks in Edinburgh (early 1973?) and it's tops on my list of places I'd pay another visit if it were in the cards for me. Saw Jethro Tull during the Thick As A Brick tour.
  14. That's all useful. Thanks! I know that this is their initial film festival and I've only submitted to a local, non competitive festival previously so I think we are both going thru a learning curve. There 24fps requirement now makes more sense for a DCP but seems to make a bit less sense in their additional requirement of it being an .mp4, .mov, or .avi. This is the specific event BTW... https://filmfreeway.com/SandyDennisFilmFestival
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